Justin C. Walker on Tue, 26 Nov 2002 10:22:34 -0800

 Re: INSTALL.tex

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On Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at 02:04 AM, Bill Allombert wrote:

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```On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 05:45:02PM -0800, Justin C. Walker wrote:
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```Hi, all,

I just checked out the Top-of-tree for pari, and I get this complaint
from latex when trying to process INSTALL.tex (this is Mac OS X, both
10.1 and 10.2):

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-1.00b-pretest-20020211 (Web2C 7.3.7)
(./INSTALL.tex{/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg}
LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german,
ngerman, d
(./doc/parimacro.tex
! Undefined control sequence.
l.26   \magnification
=\magstephalf
?

Any thoughts?
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This is a TeX file, not a LaTeX file.
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You must use tex INSTALL.tex. If you latex I get the same warning as you.
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There is a .ltx extension, while almost never used, would allow to distinguish between
```LaTeX and TeX files.
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That would help, but as you say, noone uses it. I need to learn how to distinguish them for myself, clearly.
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Regards,

Justin

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